In Cuccinelli’s office, there’s nothing free about freedom of information.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office is proving that there’s nothing free about Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, certainly not when it comes to requests about communications with Star Scientific and its embattled but generous CEO, Jonnie Williams Sr.
Roanoke Times reporter David Ress asked the attorney general’s office for records of communications that Cuccinelli or his staff has had with Williams about the $1.7 million in state taxes and penalties that Star Scientific is contesting in court. Ress noted on the newspaper’s Blue Ridge Caucus blog that he also wanted to find out if Cuccinelli and Gov. Bob McDonnell or members of their staffs had traded thoughts on the issue.